Fri, Sep 29, 2006
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually
derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick
quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"I am not a tourist; this is, in fact, my profession. I
have seen a lot of launch pads in my time and didn’t need to
go that far to see another one."
Source: NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, on
his decision to forego a trip to the Gobi Desert during a recent
five-day get-acquainted visit between top NASA officials and
representatives of China's space program. Griffin said NASA
personnel were granted permission by the Chinese to visit the Gobi
launch facility where China launches its rockets... but they would
only be allowed to see the launching pads, and not the buildings at
facilities where the rockets are maintained and prepped for launch.
Griffin says those were off limits... which gave him little reason
to make the trip.
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